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Sad news today. The New York Times reports author <b>J.D. Salinger</b>, writer of the incredible classic coming of age story <b><i>Catcher In The Rye</i></b>, is dead today at the age of 91. <b>Catcher</b> was such an amazing book to me when I read in in high school and one that gave an introspective view about the world through the eyes of a frustrated, restless young adult. Salinger was able to convey often-indescribable feelings through words like few before him had done. I'd read previously that a major movie company was looking to put <b>Catcher</b> into production but Salinger had impeeded the process. I wonder what will happen with it going forward...I would LOVE to see an on-screen adaptation. Maybe they'll cast me as a black <i>Holden Caulfield</i>, lol. <b><span style=">I salute you, Mr. Salinger, for your inspirational work and fruitful life! Be peace!
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Swizz Beatz, on top of a prolific producer, is an avid art collector. Not in a trendy way either. I'm talking Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Herring, Andy Warhol, absolute greats. Coodie & Chike catch up with him at the DD172 artist space and chop it up about collecting and how the art world is the hardest platform to gain credibility within. Listen up kids, buy art! It will only appreciate as times passes.
Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors of all time. In my opinion, his artistic appeal lies in defying expectations, having the ability to fully engulf himself in roles for the sake of the art, and being able to stay sane and unique in real life after all of that. This is a really great interview that gives the viewer a great introspective look into the mind state of a living legend. He drops so many quick gems in this that I can only hope to sink into my music. We work in different mediums, but I would love to be the Johnny Depp of hip hop music. Check out Parts 2 & 3 of the interview below as well.